If you’re looking for a fantasy/mystery novel, this book may be for you. It starts off with a pronunciation guide, which is nice, but a little annoying at the same time because I don’t want to spend my reading time flipping back to the guide just to figure out what the words are I’m trying to pronounce. The first sentence is about a person being Stained which doesn’t make much sense, but that’s too bad because you won’t find out what it means for at least 3/4 of the book. Goethe (Got) Luck, the main character, ends up finding out he has magical powers (the fantasy part of the novel) around the same time he takes on his profession of investigator and gets a case that seems unsolvable (the mystery of the novel).
I wouldn’t say the book is hard to get into, besides the flipping back and forth to figure out what the pronunciations are, but it was not my favorite novel either. Got spends hit time learning about his powers, taking on new relationships and defending not only his world but the other-world (BehindBeyond) as well. He works with his new “wife” to learn spells to save the worlds, but it almost seems like it’s not going to be enough. The book drags on a little bit and Got has a really lame sense of humor.
The suspense in the book keeps you dragged in for almost the whole book. In the end, everything turns out the way you expect a a story to end, with the good guy prevailing; he solves his case and he saves both realms. Overall this was a good book. It’s not one that I probably would have picked off the shelf myself, but I’m glad I could read it and experience a fantasy story because I don’t do fantasy very often. I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.